Monday, March 14, 2011

Love is spelled T-I-M-E

My good friend has the above quote in her kitchen and I love it! I thought it would be perfect for a handout for this week's Young Woman lesson. We've talked a lot about journeys the last 2 weeks. I want to start by saying that we are not alone here on our journey called earth life. Our families are our travel companions and we affect other family member's travel. We'll talk about being stuck on a plane or car with someone loud, smelly, obnoxious and compare that with traveling with someone nice and pleasant. We'll then discuss ways in which we can improve the "journey" with our families.

I am also going to supplement the lesson in the manual with the following 2 talks:
Thomas S Monson, ‘What Have I Done for Someone” October 2009 General Conference

"A few years ago I read an article written by Jack McConnell, MD. He grew up in the hills of southwest Virginia in the United States as one of seven children of a Methodist minister and a stay-at-home mother. Their circumstances were very humble. He recounted that during his childhood, every day as the family sat around the dinner table, his father would ask each one in turn, “And what did you do for someone today?” The children were determined to do a good turn every day so they could report to their father that they had helped someone. Dr. McConnell calls this exercise his father’s most valuable legacy, for that expectation and those words inspired him and his siblings to help others throughout their lives. As they grew and matured, their motivation for providing service changed to an inner desire to help others."

"In the October 1963 general conference—the conference at which I was sustained as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles—President David O. McKay made this statement: 'Man’s greatest happiness comes from losing himself for the good of others.' "

"I have wept in the night
For the shortness of sight
That to somebody’s need made me blind;
But I never have yet
Felt a tinge of regret
For being a little too kind. "


Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “Of Things that Matter Most,” October 2010 General Conference

"Our second key relationship is with our families. Since “no other success can compensate for failure” here, we must place high priority on our families. We build deep and loving family relationships by doing simple things together, like family dinner and family home evening and by just having fun together. In family relationships love is really spelled t-i-m-e, time. Taking time for each other is the key for harmony at home. We talk with, rather than about, each other. We learn from each other, and we appreciate our differences as well as our commonalities. We establish a divine bond with each other as we approach God together through family prayer, gospel study, and Sunday worship. "

To make the handout, I made some circles and wrote "L-O-V-E" on the watch face. It wasn't difficult, but getting everything to line up, took a little longer than I would have liked. Feel-free to copy and paste the template below. (or use PDF here)  I used a brad to attach the watch hands, so they would turn like real clock hands. I had some heart shaped brads that would have been adorable-but I didn't have enough for my class.

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  1. Thanks for the posting you are great job for the visitors.

  2. Cute Handout idea! I'm going to totally use it for my girls! Thanks so much!

  3. What a perfect quote for this lesson! Thanks for the clock face idea too! :)

  4. the Cute Handout idea! I'm going to totally use it for my girls! Thanks so much!........

  5. that is very confusion....this image ...Thanks for the clock face idea too! :)